Deanne Gannaway

Deanne Gannaway
The University of Queensland | UQ · Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITALI)

BA HDipEd MEd PhD

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Introduction
My career has been firmly based as an educator, with experience gathered in both the school and higher education sectors. I currently teach in professional development workshops and graduate diploma programs. My role requires the support and dissemination of innovative teaching and learning activities and scholarship of teaching and learning. My research centers on practices in curriculum design in higher education, with a particular focus on generalist programs such as the Bachelor of Arts.
Additional affiliations
November 2014 - March 2015
Queensland University of Technology
Position
  • Senior Lecturer (Designing and Evidencing Learning)
January 2008 - November 2014
The University of Queensland
Position
  • Manager, Evaluation Unit
May 2000 - December 2007
Flinders University
Position
  • Academic developer
Education
January 2008 - June 2015
Flinders University
Field of study
  • Curriculum
June 1999 - February 2003
University of Southern Queensland 
Field of study
  • Educational Technologies
January 1988 - December 1988
University of the Witwatersrand
Field of study
  • Education

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Publications (38)
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Lay Description What is already known about this topic Most of the empirical research has adopted a unidimensional, variable‐centred approach to explain engagement in MOOCs. Behavioural and social engagement are often used to measure MOOC engagement because they are overt and easily identifiable. A higher level of behavioural and social engagement...
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The purpose of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of the complexity of conceptualising and measuring learner engagement in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The paper develops and validates a MOOC engagement scale (MES) to measure learner engagement. The initial questionnaire items of the scale were developed by reviewing exis...
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Recent focus on graduate employability has exposed the inadequacies of work preparation for science students, who need an employability toolkit to navigate the modern work landscape. An established mechanism to develop students’ employment awareness is Work Integrated Learning (WIL), but Australian mathematics and science students participate in fe...
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This paper presents a narrative review of the literature related to the landscape of learning and teaching in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Past reviews of the MOOC literature have primarily focused on identifying trends and categorising MOOC studies. Syntheses of recent empirical contributions on learning and teaching in MOOCs are scarce. T...
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Objective: The increasing prevalence of chronic disease has been largely attributed to long-term poor nutrition and lifestyle choices. This study investigates the attitudes of our future physicians toward nutrition and the likelihood of incorporating nutrition principles into current treatment protocols. Methods: Setting: The setting of this stu...
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In a service-led, knowledge-based economy, employers increasingly expect universities to deliver a workforce suited to this environment. This emphasis is evident in contemporary Australian higher education, which is shifting to an acquisition of vocational outcomes. However, vocational outcomes are not traditionally viewed as outcomes of liberal ar...
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This paper considers the support required to develop Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) capability across institutions. Rather than developing a checklist or a standardised audit approach, this paper describes the reflective journey taken by a group of academic developers who used strategies and structures previously identified in the lite...
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This article presents the results of a literature review on key learning and teaching dimensions in MOOCs. 95 studies published from January 2014 to October 2016 were selected for review. Four important learning and teaching dimensions were identified, and relationships between these dimensions were presented. The key dimensions and sub-dimensions...
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Australian universities have a long history of use of student satisfaction surveys. Their use has expanded and purpose changed over time. The surveys are often viewed as distorted by external influences such as discipline context, class size and year level of participants. This paper reports on the results of a large-scale investigation interrogati...
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Background: Increasing numbers of panoramic radiographs (PRs) are being taken every year worldwide. This study was designed to assess the ability of dental students, bachelor of oral health (BOH) students, graduate dentists and graduate oral health therapists (OHT) in Queensland, Australia, in the interpretation of PRs in order to assess future tea...
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Governments and educational institutions promote study abroad in the belief that it offers valuable learning experiences for all students. Yet studies suggest that equitable access to study abroad is more myth than reality. This study took a narrative approach supported by survey data to explore this issue at one Australian university. The survey i...
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Undergraduate students have historically engaged with the humanities and social sciences through the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programme. Recent experiences suggest that the relevance and the value of the degree to the modern world is now being challenged: populist press questions the value of the humanities to the modern knowledge economy; publ...
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Turning lectures into interactive, student-led question and answer sessions is known to increase learning, but enabling interaction in a large class seems an insurmountable task. This can discourage adoption of this new approach – who has time to individualize responses, address questions from over 200 students and encourage active participation in...
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Turning lectures into interactive, student-led question and answer sessions is known to increase learning, but enabling interaction in a large class seems an insurmountable task. This can discourage adoption of this new approach - who has time to individualize responses, address questions from over 200 students and encourage active participation in...
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Effective dissemination is crucial if innovation and development in teaching and learning in higher education are to lead to sustainable changes in practice. In 2003, King used an agricultural metaphor to challenge innovators to understand the purposes behind their dissemination aims. Similar to the way that seed can be spread, one could choose to...
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A national scoping study investigating the nature and roles of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Australia was conducted in 2007. Reports highlighting key findings and a series of datasets designed to provide benchmarking data were made available in 2008. In 2011, DASSH commissioned a follow-up project aimed at updating the datasets. The review of the d...
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Assessment practices that aim to promote both quality and equity may be compromised in a higher education market where students are consumers and grades the currency exchanged for measures of success. In such a climate, academics report feeling pressured to make course content and assessment less challenging in order to obtain positive student eval...
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The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is arguably one of the longest-established and largest degree programmes in the Australian higher education system. Traditionally, the BA programme is a liberal arts degree that is considered the first step in the lifelong journey of learning and that is frequently marketed as such. Yet, in an increasingly commercia...
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This paper describes an empirical study that addresses the question of how higher education institutions can disseminate effectively the outcomes of projects that seek to achieve large-scale change in teaching and learning. Traditionally, dissemination of innovation and good practice is strongly advocated within universities, but little considerati...
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This report summarises the findings of the external evaluation of the Encouraging Role-based Learning Environments (EnRoLE) Project, a project funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. 1.1. Project EnRoLE The EnRoLE Project is collaborative project initiated at the University of Wollongong, and the project aimed to build a stronger co...
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Geography graduates inevitably find themselves in project-based work. Tertiary students, as part of their university training, need to be given the opportunity to develop and practise skills to be applied in the workplace. For educators, it is insufficient to offer topics based upon discipline-knowledge alone. Students need the opportunity to exper...
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The number of International Students at Australian Universities has grown substantially and this has been beneficial to University communities. However, this presents some challenges due to the diverse backgrounds of incoming students. Areas of diversity include English language skills, cultural backgrounds, technical knowledge, IT skills, exposure...
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The discipline of psychology incorporates a large range of "threshold" concepts relevant to writing (Meyer & Land, 2003). Previous research indicates that while many students show a good comprehension of the principles necessary for effective writing, knowledge in itself is often insufficient for the production of quality writing (e.g., Kellogg, 19...
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Unravelling the complex relationship between ideas and innovations, their dissemination and their recontextualisation within and between the different levels of society, government or the higher education system as a whole, individual universities, and the students and teachers in universities has been a central task of this project in order to ide...
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A multi-dimensional, team-based assignment was given to a class of 68 Environmental Systems students at Flinders University, South Australia. A collaborative learning approach was designed to facilitate the students’ development of transferable skills appropriate for potential future employment in the environmental management sector. At the outset...
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The BA Scoping project was developed under the auspices of The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH). The project proposal was endorsed by the group of Deans at the DASSH 2007 annual conference and its progress monitored by a steering committee comprising of members of the DASSH executive and DASSH membership...
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In 2006, the University of Queensland began an in-depth review of the Bachelor of Science, which prompted wide-ranging changes to the degree program. Given the profound importance of the first year experience, a new approach to the first year was created and implemented from 2008, and included both curricular and co-curricular activities. In additi...

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1. Conceptualise and define learner engagement in MOOCs; 2. Create an instrument for measuring learner engagement in MOOCs; 3. Investigate the relationship between learner engagement and other important MOOC teaching and learning factors.
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1. Review and critique the current research to identify key teaching and learning factors evident in MOOCs; 2. Critique the evidence for relationships between teaching and learning factors in MOOCs; 3. Review and critique the research methods employed by scholars to understand learners’ and instructors’ use of MOOCs.